Its rather unique
The voice performance wasn't bad except for his voice for Gavin, the main character. I never imagined a heroic character that sounded like Beavis crossed with a stereotyped surfer. I kept expecting him to say "Dude". Why he chose that type of voice or performance for the main character I don't know. I almost didn't listen to this book because of it but the story was worth the effort. Simon's characterization of all the other characters was not bad but why did he make the main character sound like a marijuana smoking college brat is beyond me.
was it suppose too.
Great book, The second book (Blinding Knife) has a much better narrator.
Dresnan is always beat up beyond recognition and still seems to function quite well even though the story explains how he's so exhausted and in great pain beyond endurance. It never indicates he has healing ability but what is describes as being done to him then what he accomplishes does'nt quite make sense.
Jim Butcher seems to write his character into a bind that would be impossible to get out. Then without a real explanation of why he escapes.
Narrator does a good job except the heavy breathing that he does for the character gets annoying.
not read very many more books of his. Definately doesn't have as much planning or thought as a brandon sanderson, kevin hearne or brent weeks when putting the world and story together.
Average guy thats not good with women but always has sex with some hot gorgeous gal and a love interest with someone else. The sterotype that everyone in the movies is a supermodel. Granted its fantasy but there is very little believable story here.
fast well thought
Steelheart is kinda like the tv series hero's, but the story doesn't stall. It keeps building till the end, then at the end you realize that there were plenty of clues you kinda guessed at but weren't sure.
When prof saves the two
I like books that I can do chores and get things done. With this one I didn't want to stop but work got in the way. Definately drove home slower so I could listen longer.
This book sounded like hero's which was a great tv series for the first two seasons then I couldn't even watch more than the first couple episodes. I wasn't sure a good story could be told about people with super powers. Thank you Mr. Sanderson for proving me wrong. Now I'm hooked to see what happens next. Sanderson doesn't seem to take easy exits on situations. When someone is cornered he doesn't use a act of God to get them out but uses unique thought and believable writing to continue the story and add even more depth. Can't wait for the next one.
yes, the book started slow but the pieces all came together at the end.
His voice is decent to listen to. I'm not sure he really added anything
The narrator's female voice and one other character were kinda off. He definitely gives a wide range of character for everyone in his voice acting. The story starts kinda slow and seems to go no where but it is a lead up to the end where everything comes together. Definitely has a few aha moments that point back to his first few books.
No. The narration for the main character (Gavin) was horrible.
Story wise, Gavin, narration wise, maybe Kip
Mr. Jean use a voice that is a mix between Beavis from Beavis and butthead and a stereotype surfer. I expected a dude or awesome from the way he voice the main character. I should have maybe given 3 stars for his performance on all characters was decent and his voice not that bad to listen to for the rest of the book but stoned out college student voice used for the main character really grated on the whole of the book.
There were parts that made me smile but I'd not say I actually LOL'd
Great book, very much thought into the majic system, characters are varying and not stereotyped. Definately easy to get hooked into. The second book (The Blinding Knife) they got a different narrator that does a lot better job.
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